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Sidney Sheldon

1917 - 2007

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Sidney Sheldon (February 11, 1917 – January 30, 2007) was an American writer. He was prominent in the 1930s, first working on Broadway plays, and then in motion pictures, notably writing the successful comedy The Bachelor and the Bobby-Soxer (1947), which earned him an Oscar in 1948. He went on to work in television, where over twenty years he created The Patty Duke Show (1963–66), I Dream of Jeannie (1965–70), and Hart to Hart (1979–84). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Sidney Sheldon has received more than 2,056,185 page views. His biography is available in 59 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 58 in 2019). Sidney Sheldon is the 528th most popular writer (down from 486th in 2019), the 540th most popular biography from United States (down from 495th in 2019) and the 59th most popular American Writer.

Sidney Sheldon is most famous for his novels, which are usually suspenseful and romantic.

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Among writers, Sidney Sheldon ranks 528 out of 5,755Before him are Jostein Gaarder, Hugo von Hofmannsthal, Ismail Kadare, Giorgos Seferis, Gérard de Nerval, and Cassiodorus. After him are Lesya Ukrainka, T. S. Eliot, Paul Claudel, Muhammad Iqbal, José Martí, and Premchand.

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Among people born in 1917, Sidney Sheldon ranks 16Before him are Frederica of Hanover, Ernest Borgnine, Anthony Burgess, I. M. Pei, Robert Mitchum, and Christian de Duve. After him are Dean Martin, Joan Clarke, Kenan Evren, Nur Muhammad Taraki, Otto Günsche, and Louis Zamperini. Among people deceased in 2007, Sidney Sheldon ranks 16Before him are Mstislav Rostropovich, Ève Curie, Paul Tibbets, Karlheinz Stockhausen, Kurt Vonnegut, and Albert Ellis. After him are Maurice Béjart, Benazir Bhutto, Deborah Kerr, Jean-Pierre Cassel, Ryszard Kapuściński, and Ike Turner.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Sidney Sheldon ranks 540 out of 18,182Before him are F. Murray Abraham (1939), Jennifer Aniston (1969), Steven Tyler (1948), Matt Damon (1970), Albert Ellis (1913), and Aaron T. Beck (1921). After him are Herbert Spencer Gasser (1888), John Howard Northrop (1891), T. S. Eliot (1888), James E. Webb (1906), Nelson Rockefeller (1908), and Jerry Lewis (1926).

Among WRITERS In United States

Among writers born in United States, Sidney Sheldon ranks 59Before him are Kurt Vonnegut (1922), Harriet Tubman (1820), Allen Ginsberg (1926), George R. R. Martin (1948), Harper Lee (1926), and Harriet Beecher Stowe (1811). After him are T. S. Eliot (1888), Edgar Rice Burroughs (1875), Washington Irving (1783), Eugene O'Neill (1888), Theodore Dreiser (1871), and Thomas Wolfe (1900).